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it is the first pure electric car from general motors since the ev one. it goes on sale in california and oregon only, middle of next year. gm expects the press point to be somewhere around 25,000. the all-important question, what is the range going to be, how far will it go fully charged? gm is not saying at this point, only it will be competitive with other electric cars. speaking of other electric cars this market is struggling now look at auto sales through september of this year. 73%, almost 8 million vehicles in the u.s., are gasoline powered. still a predominant source of power train in this country. hybrids, 279%, 300,000. as for pure electric, just 8,289 pure electric cars sold in the u.s. right now. take a look at shares of general motors in the last year. if you were a gm investor in the last year, up 24%. a lot of people talk about gm ought to learn what they are doing at tesla, tesla leading the way with electric cars. gm versus tesla, no comparison, gm up 24%, tesla up just 1.4%. as i said at the beginning of this report, you will see more electric vehicles coming from general moto
in the different neighbors in san francisco, and actually for the whole state of california. there is also some tools that you can use that will directly measure the sunlight at any given time, i actually have one with me ride now. >> show me. >> this is a meter and on a clear sunny day, you can expect about 1,000 watts per meter squared. >> is that enough numbers for my alarm clock or is that enough numbers for my refrigerator, what exactly is the ratio of energy to my appliances? >> it depends on your usage. if a large commercial building like this, they have a lot of electricity usage and they need a lot of panels here. your house will use a lot less. how much less depends on your usage. >> what is the impact of tilt versus flat and are those things that i need to think about before investing in solar panels? >> absolutely. you're tilting them up to harvest more sun and have them perpendicular to the sun. as utility them up, you can't have them close together anymore. as you can see my hands are shading each other here. you have to start separating them so they don't wind up casting shadows
, especially in central and northern california, southern oregon for the second half of the week. cold air remains to the north. high temperature, 30 degrees in minneapolis. that's going to be it. we're going to see quiet weather return to much of the east coast and the south. mild air building in. 70 degrees in dallas. 60 in kansas city. the west stays unsettled here as we'll see rain and snow through the higher elevations in idaho. quiet for most areas. 2/3 of the country will be quiet on friday. there will be a chance for showers around the lakes and parts of east texas and louisiana and the extreme southern portion of florida. saturday, still the west here going to stay unsettled and the great lakes with a chance of showers. northeast, highs in the low to mid 40s. mild if not warm in the south. houston to dallas, upper 70s. unsettled in the pacific northwest. on sunday, still more of the same for the west. still a chance for rain. this goes down to the central and southern parts of california, a chance of few showers. more rain for the northeast. weekdays on the weather channel, you ca
on the chances of a fiscal cliff deal when we are joined by california democratic congresswoman max even waters. >> interesting to see what she has to say. and dangerous scene today in downtown sydney, australia. the cabin of a giant crane at a construction site burst into flames and the top part of the crane collapsed onto a nearby roof. incredibly, there were no reports or injuries, according to australian news organization. >>> the empire state building is showing off its new look. new yorkers are used to seeing the empire state building illuminated in various colors for special occasions. but now the building has upgraded its lighting system. gone are the old flood lights. they've been replaced by a state-of-the-art computerized system that can deliver all kinds of colors and effects. look at that. the new lights went on display for the first time last night. for your viewing pleasure there. >> i'm a little bit of a tradition traditionalist. i'm a little overstimulated just now. hollywood is buzzing today about anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter's new modeling campaign. like mother lik
's a reality. humboldt state university in northern california is holding interdisciplinary studies right now focusing on medical marijuana. it's being run by different professors and lecturers. medical marijuana's a hot topic now as more states allow its use and two states, as you know, they've approved the drug for recreational use. so here's a question -- would you let a first or second grader or any child use medical marijuana? some family members in oregon say yes. 7-year-old any kyla comstock has leukemia. she's a registered medical marijuana patient. her mom gives her the drug every day. not surprisingly, there are some, including her father, who have concerns about this. after all, she's 7 years old. dr. sanjay gupta joins us with more. and we wanted to get your opinion on this. >> well, i mean, the first question a lot of people ask is, is this even safe to do. and this ends up being the crux of questions surrounding marijuana. what is hard from a purely scientific standpoint is that it's an illegal drug in the united states. so it's hard to do studies on a drug that's illegal. you o
, california has devoted to halt payments in an effort to try to balance its budget. the city will present the plan to a bankruptcy judge on friday. sa they need to close a nearly $46 billion budget deficit. new york and new jersey need at least $71.3 billion to recover from the devastation of super storm sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms. this is according to the state's latest estimates. that total of course could grow. steve liesman has been crunching the newspaperup i numbers and hn the next hour. this is to try to build up some sort of protection, some massive floodwalls. governor cuomo was saying this would be like $9.1 billion to start building. >> questions about the future of the sec following mary shapiro's exit. elyse walter could run the agent until december 2013 when she would have to be renominated and reapproved by the senate. among the issues, and ongoing battle over regulating the $2.5 trillion money market fund industry, some 63 unfinished rule making requirements that are all part of dodd-frank and continuing fears of course about market stability and h
but very refined car as well. >> you introduce it here in l.a. a, southern california. a huge market. people are going to say how much does it cost? $130,000 for this vehicle? >> starting at $83,500. this one is $130,000, yes. i have to say people will clamor for the car. >> this brings up the question. the average land rover customer, household income of $515,000, $130,000 vehicle. this brings up the question with all the talk about potentially raising taxes on the wealthy here in the united states, would that hurt your business? would you sell fewer range rovers if the tax rate went up for those making more than $250,000? >> i think at the moment we see no sign of that quite frankly. a deal has to be done. our customers buy smartly, and when they look at vehicles like this, which is new on the block, they're going to go for this particular car. they might compromise on other things and not on new range rovers. we're confident we can sell more than all the cars in the u.s. without a shadow of a doubt. >> real quick. christmastime is the time of year when luxury seams go through the
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